The Obscure IKEA Hat Was Inspired by the Brand's Blue Shopping Bags

By: Riley von Niessen - May 4, 2017
References: thechinatownmarket & hypebae
After Balenciaga dropped a large zippered bag that bared resemblance to the IKEA Frakta Bag, the Swedish furniture company's bright carriers have sarcastically been reconsidered as a high-fashion item -- which has led to the release of a rather obscure IKEA hat.

Chinatown Market and Pleasures joined forces to create the IKEA hats, which are also inspired by the Fratka Bag. Unlike the Balenciaga bags that run for $2,150 USD, this variation ran for just $38 USD -- however supplies is limited to just 50 pieces.

Just like the Fratka Bags, the IKEA hat makes use of the same crinkly blue material, as well as its branded handles, which are used as a band just above the brim.